Evernote offers two-factor verification in wake of hack

A posting from NBS News in there Technology Section:

Popular media-saving service Evernote has stepped up its security after a recent breach in which users’ emails and passwords were leaked. The company is now offering two-factor verification to its premium users to make sure that when someone signs into your account, it’s really you.

The hack, in March, did not appear to expose any critical information like financial data, but just in case, Evernote’s 50 million users were warned of the attack and their pssswords reset.

Two-factor verification or authentication improves on using just passwords by requiring that whoever logs in also input a code sent to their mobile phone. The idea is that by using both something only you should know (your password) with something only you should have (your phone) makes things very difficult for potential hackers. Twitter said last week it is starting two-factor authentication, and it is something used by Google, Facebook and Microsoft.

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